Legal firm Aberdein Considine is continuing its growth across Scotland after appointing eight partners and winning clients including bakery chain Greggs, jeweller Rox and Oxford University.
The Aberdeen-based practice, which opened in 1981 and operates across 17 sites, said the contract wins came after corporate property specialist Paul Jennings joined last year. It also noted that it secured its first two public sector contracts, including one with NHS Grampian.
Managing partner Jacqueline Law said the firm was adding a number of high street names to its client list, which includes Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, Barclays and specialist oil and gas SMEs.
She said: “Although 2015 was a challenging year for many clients due to the difficulties faced in the energy sector and wider north-east economy, our team has been involved in a number of positive deals in the SME market across a variety of sectors.”
The firm recently advised on the disposal of Aberdeen-based lifeboat supplier and maintenance company Survival Craft Inspectorate to safety and survival specialist Survitec.
Since 2012, Aberdein Considine has opened six offices across Edinburgh, Glasgow and West Lothian, and took over Stirling’s Muirhead Buchanan.
The eight new partners include employment lawyer Sally-Anne Ogilvie, who has rejoined from Harper Macleod, with the remaining seven coming from internal promotions.
Property lawyers Chris Comfort, Sean MacMillan and Doug Telfer have been made partners in Aberdeen, West Lothian and Glasgow respectively.
Wills, trust and executries specialist Ryan Fox and family lawyer Isabelle Douglas, who both work across the north-east, have also been promoted to partner, as have dispute resolutions lawyers Ross Webb and Paul McIntosh, who are both based in Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, solicitors Catriona Milne, Jennifer Yeats, Leah Bowman and Samantha Gilbert have been promoted to associates at the firm.